Wednesday, February 1, 2012


As much as I like spring, I'm not exactly thrilled to see it this year. It's starting weeks early and we've only had two storms. The resrvoirs are low and the plants are blooming out of sequence.

One of the perks of working in museums has been access to the past. The weather patterns have been changing here, but it's the elderly who know this. Older homes tell a story of mild weather in the past when air conditioners and powerful heaters were unneeded. Citrus trees speak of few frosts. Lush landscaping and drought intolerant plants indicate that water was not a huge problem.

When will there be enough evidence for the doubters to take action? Will there be time to change things, or will we all be forced to try and adapt?

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